Pros: Easy to inflate, lots of exercise options and challenges
Cons: Takes practice, especially if you are a beginner exerciser
One of the challenges today is finding equipment that is durable enough to use safely with obese and morbidly obese people during personal training sessions or at the gym. I have two clients that are very large and need the option of working the core with a stability ball. The Gofit 1200lb Professional Burst Resistant Core Stability Ball gives me that. I have checked the fitness catalogs for the heavy duty ones and they are pricey; much more than I want to put into one piece of equipment. I use this ball with conventional exercises to put an element of balance into them. This ball can also be used with barbells within the weight limit. Instead of a pushup do a pike, instead of just a leg lift to the rear, lean on the ball with one hand to balance. I recommend that anyone with a home gym get one of these for their own workouts. This ball can be used for stretching the back and legs. It is easy to use the pump. Just follow the directions about letting the ball sit for a couple of days to equalize the temperature of the air in the ball to the temperature in the room. If it develops a hole, the ball will slowly deflate; it will not pop. The price is just right for the Gofit1200lb Professional Burst Resistant Core Stability Ball 65cm size. The dvd's included help to give you ideas on how to incorporate the stability ball into your workout. I think that this ball and dvd's would be a great gift for a girlfriend to girlfriend or for a sister or mother. The gift of fitness can have lasting benefits.